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A joyous day


On this day, 24 years ago, my parents got married.

Currently, I’m fairly sure they are enjoying a picnic of cheese and bread and wine on one of the Finger Lakes.

Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad!


Habemus Papam!


I know this is all over the internet, but I don’t care.

We have a Pope!  Pope Francis (everyone is calling him Francis I but I heard that you don’t call him Francis I until there’s a Francis II).  The first ever Jesuit–but possibly one of the only sane and solid Jesuits these days.  I mean, just look at his credentials (which I found on Wikipedia, and I assume they haven’t really had much time to re-write his article from being Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio):

Member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

Member of the Congregation for the Clergy

Member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

Member of the Pontifical Council for the Family

Member of the Commission for Latin America

…not to mention that he ticked off the president of Argentina for opposing homosexual adoption, citing it as a form of child abuse.  Wow.  I think we’re in hands far more conservative than the term “Jesuit” could ever bring to mind.

I’m proud to have gone to a Jesuit school now!

We’ll miss you, Papa


Dear Papa Benny,

We’re sad to see you go.  You’ve given so much to the Church and to the world and stayed so strong and solid even though the world is going nowhere fast.  No matter that you, a scholarly man, were following up an internationally-known personality in a job you never wanted; you stepped up to the plate and kept the Church on the right track.

Thank you for your contributions to scholasticism and theology.  Your legacy will last for generations.  Thank you for taking care of our Mother Church in stormy seas.  And thank you for being brave and knowing when enough is enough and a new man should take over.

I hope you have lots of time to write, and a cat to keep you company.

Love, Ink

Piled High and Deep


…I swear we should be getting PhDs after this program.

Hello readers,

My scary-as-all-hell Final Review is this Saturday, April 21st, from 10 am to 5pm.  A Divine Mercy Chaplet (or other prayer of choice) said anywhere in that range for the cause of all 120+ of us who are suffering through this together would be much appreciated.  And prayers in advance.  We’re all nervous.

…aaand my design is still problematic.  As always.

Yours in Corb—er, I mean, Christ,


Raising Awareness


According to Facebook, April 16th through April 24th is International Hug a Stressed Architecture Student week.  The page description is what made me laugh the most:

Let’s just be honest, final reviews are far more nerve-racking and require far more preparation than silly final exams.  So suck it up, ignore the stale coffee smell, and hug an architecture student.  If they begin to sob profusely on your shoulder just pat them on the back and tell them it will be okay.  Don’t worry, it’s completely normal.

Attend the event, spread the word, be the emotional infrastructure for the future architects of the world.  God knows we need it.

Prayer Request (long overdue)


Hello readers!  Since Quill and I have gotten our short-lived fame from Ignitum Today and Mark Shea’s blog, I figure you’ve probably already read the same request elsewhere–but it cannot hurt to add our voice to the multitudes!

Some of our fellow writers, Andrew and Cristina Pocta, are struggling with recovery from a very invasive surgery on Cristina and their unborn daughter Maria Isabella, the purpose of which is to fix their daughter’s spina bifida as soon as possible.  Their blog is here and they also post updates on Ignitum Today relatively regularly.  Please pray for their whole family!